Unlike other theatres of war the world of the submarine infamously nicknamed "the hidden hunter", has long remained shrouded in mystery, its vessels more complicated that a space shuttle, and the water they hide in less explored than space. The covert missions of a submarine are kept top secret and notoriously guarded by the MOD and Royal Navy... Until now for the first time, the enigma is about to be revealed, with unprecedented access to an operational nuclear power Hunter Killer 'Super' Submarine in this stunning 3 part series. Submarine Patrol takes the viewer on an unmissable, rare journey into the heart of the action of life as a submariner, with graphic and gripping tales of life and operations on board.

Submarine Patrol - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2011-09-05

Submarine Patrol - Anti-submarine warfare - Netflix

Anti-submarine warfare (ASW, or in older form A/S) is a branch of underwater warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, or other submarines to find, track and deter, damage, or destroy enemy submarines. Successful anti-submarine warfare depends on a mix of sensor and weapon technology, training, and experience. Sophisticated sonar equipment for first detecting, then classifying, locating, and tracking the target submarine is a key element of ASW. To destroy submarines, both torpedos and naval mines are used, launched from air, surface, and underwater platforms. ASW also involves protecting friendly ships.

Submarine Patrol - Mediterranean - Netflix

Italian and German submarines operated in the Mediterranean on the Axis side while French and British submarines operated on the side of the Allies. The German Navy sent 62 U-Boats to the Mediterranean; all were lost in combat or scuttled. German subs first had to pass through the highly defended Straits of Gibraltar, where 9 were sunk, and a similar number damaged so severely they had to limp back to base. The Mediterranean is calmer than the Atlantic, which made escape for U-Boats more difficult and was ringed with Allied air bases. Similar ASW methods were used as in the Atlantic but an additional menace was the use by Italians of midget submarines. Operating under the same clear-water conditions in the Mediterranean - such that British submarines were painted dark blue on their upper surfaces to make them less visible from the air when submerged at periscope depth - the Royal Navy, mostly operating from Malta, lost 41 submarines to the opposing German and Italian forces, including HMS Upholder and HMS Perseus.

Submarine Patrol - References - Netflix